September recommendations

Tribe, the Upstarts, The Barkley Marathons and more.

Tribe is a broad exploration of humans at war. Its unique thesis argues humans find meaning in suffering and lack of meaning in peacetime. Junger - who lost one of his best friends to war - discusses the subject with a candor that makes this a deeply moving read. Graffiti in Bosnia to this day reads "Things were better when they were bad"; Tribe is the necessary explanation of how we got here and where we're going...

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Ben Brostoff
Why we exist

A handful of books, documentaries and podcasts have changed my life. Some I found from friends; others on Reddit and Hacker News; some I just saw in book stores. The things that change our mental model of the world have a strange way of appearing when we least expect it.

That shouldn't be the case.

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